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9/11 Chronology - Source Material


Published 2004


Have received many requests for source footage used to create "9/11 Chronology" (on 20041102.Last.Chance DVD). So I've simplified the split-screen to being a 2-way, with no timecode overtop, and no pop-up-video information. Probably the most basic I can reduce the footage to and still have some sense of it being recontextualized.

The ideal aspect ratio for watching this footage is 8:3 (4:3 doubled horizontally). That's pretty close to 2.21:1 as I've tagged the MPEG-2. Computers seem to play it back fine, but unfortunately there is no 2.21:1 native resolution for DVDs... only 4:3 or 16:9. So you may have to re-render the footage if you want to create a playable DVD. I tried to author a native 2.21:1 DVD with DVD Lab Pro... my XBMC played it fine, but X-Box dashboard played it back 4:3 (too stretched to be watchable). It really makes me wonder what the big deal about all these HDTVs are when there isn't even a DVD format that supports 2.21:1 without wasting vertical lines of resolution. Anyhoo...

Files of interest are...

4.7 GB MPEG-2 of 9/11 Chronology Source - Live CNN and FOX coverage. This is what people have been asking for so I've digitized the crappy EP VHS tape I purchased on eBay (containing both CNN and FOX) and performed this basic split-screen. I'm also making MPEG-2 archive of non-split screen copies which I'm sure I can NOT upload to IA, but I can mail out on DVD-Rs to anyone working on a project. The footage is such low quality though, I expect 99% of people's needs could be met by altering this split screen footage in a video editing program. Kill 1 of the audio channels, stretch it horizontally... yer done! And it saves me some time.

Since the file is so freaking big, I'm sure some will prefer to review a smaller quicktime version of the same footage. IA's conversion engine seems to have some glitches, resulting in an incorrect aspect ratio, and reversed left-right audio channels. The MPEG-2 is correct though.

MPEG-1 of impact collection, as downloaded off a bitTorrent tracker in 2004.

MPEG-1 of camera shaking, this occurs moments before a WTC1 collapses. "WTC - The First 24 Hours" is a DVD which contains the cleanest version of this footage.

Quicktimes at 30fps and 12fps of Bush at Booker Elementary. While there is much overlap between these 2 files, they are not identical coverage. I combined them in 9/11 Chronology to show both the lead up to the book reading, and the reading itself. They were hosted originally on BuzzFlash and The Memory Hole.

There is also some audio from flight UA93 where a terrorist talks to ground control.

This doesn't cover every last fragment I used to create 9/11 Chronology, but its everything I have on hand. I expect most of these pieces are easy to come by, except for the CNN and FOX live coverage. Obviously 9/11 Chronology uses footage from the Naudet 9/11 documentary as well, but I can't upload that.


Run time 123 minutes
Producer NA
Production Company NA
Sponsor NA
Audio/Visual sound, color
Contact Information gordonmcdowell@gmail.com<br /> <a href="http://911chronology.com">9/11 Chronology</a><br /><a href="http://opensourcevideo.blogspot.com">OpenSourceVideo.BlogSpot.Com</a>

Shotlist

0:00:04 CNN - "This just in..."
0:03:34 FOX - Fox News Alert / Recording begins.
0:13:43 2nd plane impact.
1:10:03 Tower collapse.
1:37:00 FOX - Recording ends.
1:39:17 Tower collapse.
2:03:44 CNN - Recording ends.

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Reviews

Reviewer: meinhof - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 24, 2007
Subject: An excellent compilation
It's fantastic to have this 9/11 material in one collection, and really interesting to compare what was immediately shown with the footage that is now widely available. For example, this includes short segments of the "falling people" footage, and some shots of people clearly about to jump, which was immediately cut in the live telecast.
Reviewer: shane-85 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 6, 2006
Subject: Special Request
To whom it may concern,


I am interested in licensing 2 specific shots of plane crashing into WTC... however I am not sure who has the copyright.

The shots can be viewed on youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gySS-us_DQk (most interested in this one-- do not know who has copyright)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6B7g6mt4Gk (looking for impact at 53 to the end of clip)

If you might have leads please notify me

email: jmccallum@sentinelgroup.org
Reviewer: ChrisBourgeois - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 24, 2006
Subject: 9/11 Chronology - Source Material
nice to have this footage..thank u
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